Verse of the day.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faith is such a strange thing. And this is mostly so because it goes beyond the realm of mortality. So contrary is the life of faith to the human life that it would take only the immortal Word, powered by the Spirit, to activate faith in us (Romans 10:17).
And because it is outside the fallen realm of humanity and possessed by God, it is blessed by Him and He declares anyone who has faith in Him to be “Not Guilty”. A life of faith is a life pleasing to God; it is, in fact, the only life that pleases Him.
This life, being so contrary to the life of the flesh, settles all contentions and disunity between us and God. Faith causes us to gaze upon God, it draws us to rest in His eternal Love, drives our feet to walk in His will and lays to rest every trace of rebellion. It brings peace.
The coming of peace implies that one or both parties must have come to a compromise, a surrender. In our case, faith brings us to surrender and therefore harmonizes us with the heart and purposes of God. It aligns and unites us to Him. And so we have peace, but not as the world gives (John 14:27) or sees.
By faith, we are discharged and acquitted, dissolved of all guilt; forgiven, free, redeemed and at peace with God. And by faith still, we keep that peace.
No peace exists outside of faith. So when our hearts throw up alarms indicating a lack of peace, we must check to see if truly we live by faith.
Faith causes us to gaze upon God, it draws us to rest in His eternal Love, drives our feet to His will and lays to rest every trace of rebellion. It brings peace.
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